When Can I Apply For Virginia Retirement System (VRS) Disability Benefits?

You can apply for disability retirement from the first day of covered employment or within 90 days of your last day of employment. If you are on leave without pay, you have up to 24 consecutive months on leave without pay to apply for disability retirement; after 24 months, you are no longer eligible to apply. If you are on active duty military leave, you can apply at any time while on military leave.